Easy
Easy Eas"y, a. [Compar. {Easier}; superl. {Easiest}.] [OF. aisi['e], F. ais['e], prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See {Ease}, v. t.] 1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy. (b) Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind. (c) Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style. ``The easy vigor of a line.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing. ``Easy ways to die.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory. [1913 Webster]

It were an easy leap. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion. [1913 Webster]

5. Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready. [1913 Webster]

He gained their easy hearts. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

He is too tyrannical to be an easy monarch. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

6. Moderate; sparing; frugal. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

7. (Com.) Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to {tight}. [1913 Webster]

{Honors are easy} (Card Playing), said when each side has an equal number of honors, in which case they are not counted as points.

Syn: Quiet; comfortable; manageable; tranquil; calm; facile; unconcerned. [1913 Webster]


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